Continuing Education

  • 44: Pesticides: Violations and Pesticide Container Recycling
    Sep 20, 2018
    Marc Lea, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, San Luis Obispo County Ag and Lottie Martin, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office talk about using pesticides safely and recycling pesticide containers.
  • Decoding Sustainability in the Winegrape Industry with Ashley Poupart
    Aug 21, 2018 | Ashley Poupart
    Ashley Poupart explores why sustain practices are important to the wine and winegrape industries followed by an overview and comparison of the major sustainability certifications available to vineyards.
  • 41: Taking Care of Your Employees
    Aug 2, 2018
    Betsey Nash, owner of Nash HR Services, brings the listener up to speed on best hiring practices, HR regulations and HR best practices.
  • An Important First Step in Biocontrol: Don't Kill the Good Insects
    Apr 23, 2018 | CD11 Mealybug Biocontrol Research Focus Group | Lodi Winegape Commission
    This chart shows the relative impacts on beneficial insects of 36 common insecticides.
  • 31: Triple Certification at Ampelos Cellars
    Mar 1, 2018
    Peter Work - Owner, Winemaker, and Vineyard Manager of Ampelos Cellars - recounts how becoming a certified organic vineyard led to becoming Demeter® biodynamic certified and eventually Sip Certified®.
  • Worker Protection Standard Topics- 2018
    Mar 1, 2018 | Pesticide Safety Education Program | CDFA Publication
    A list of topics that must be discussed during training sessions with employees over the course of the year as part of require Worker Protection Standard training. (Current as of March, 2018)
  • 29: Worker Protection Standard - 2018
    Feb 1, 2018
    Amy Wolfe, President/CEO of AgSafe, discusses changes to the Worker Protection Standard including worker training, decontamination, and emergency response training.
  • 23: The SmartFarm Project
    Nov 2, 2017
    Chandra Krintz, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara explains how scientists and engineers are working on a computer system that will help farmers make better decisions using data analytics.
  • Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights
    Sep 5, 2017 | ITRC | Publication
    A list of questions you should discuss with your irrigation dealer before purchasing an irrigation system. This will help you make better decisions about system design options. You will also understand the obligations of both yourself and the dealer when designing your irrigation system.
  • Night Harvest Safety
    Aug 21, 2017 | Craig Macmillan, PhD
    Night harvesting has many benefits, but it also comes with its own safety concerns. Here’s how to keep your people safe this harvest.
  • High Tech Tools in the Vineyard Episode 13
    Jun 1, 2017
    Doug Beck, Science Advisor for Monterey Pacific Inc., talks about the different types of technology used in the vineyard.
  • A Culture of Sustainability: Scheid Vineyards Episode 12
    May 18, 2017
    Greg Gonzalez, Director of Vineyard Operations at Scheid Vineyards, discusses the ins and outs of sustainability practices.
  • 2017 Worker Protection Standards (WPS) Update
    Apr 27, 2017
    On Jan 1, 2017, Worker Protection Standards (WPS) were updated. Here's what you need to know. In English and Spanish.
  • Ag Urban Interface Issues
    Nov 15, 2016 | Lotti Martin
    Santa Barbara County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Lottie Martin discusses the challenges brought on when residential and agricultural properties are neighbors
  • Regs You Need to Know
    Nov 15, 2016 | Amy Wolfe
    Worker Safety and Health Regulations You Need to Know